One of the things I enjoy most about being part of the OpenStack community is the amount of content available (sometime too much content) about the technology and the ecosystem.  I’ve had the privilege to contribute some of that content myself, particularly in the past month.  So, I thought it might be helpful to at […]

EMC is making big bets these days on the OpenStack project, as evidenced by the string of announcements and activities over the past month, beginning with the acquisition of Cloudscaling.  We also announced our intent to build out an EMC Enterprise Hybrid Cloud OpenStack Edition, leveraging Cloudscaling’s OCS product and EMC’s Converged Infrastructure technologies. I […]

Today, EMC is announcing the availability of a family of EMC Enterprise Hybrid Cloud Solutions, including engineered IaaS solutions based on VMware, Microsoft, and OpenStack technologies.  The official press release and “Redefine Hybrid Cloud” launch event rightly focuses on the Federation SDDC Edition of the EMC Enterprise Hybrid Cloud Solution family, given its immediately availability […]

Henry Ford was famously quoted as saying, “If I had asked people what they wanted, they would have said faster horses,” in response to complaints that he ignored customer input in favor of his own vision when it came to the Model-T.  While it is debatable if Ford actually uttered those exact words, most historians […]

OpenStack For VMware Administrators and Architects In my previous role as the OpenStack and VMware Evangelist for Rackspace, I had the opportunity to speak with numerous companies about their OpenStack implementations or proof-of-concepts.  These interactions included customer meetings, user group meetups, and conference sessions.  A trend I noticed was the increasing number of VMware administrators […]

Some of you may be wondering what’s happened to this blog since I rejoined EMC back in June.  Let me say first of all that my intent is to pick back up with my writing once the Summer is over.  The reality is that my output has been limited due to the typical busyness that […]

I wanted to write this post a while ago but decided to wait until I had made my job transition.  To be clear though, my thoughts have not materially changed from what it was when I was a Rackspace employee.  I’ve been saying the same things for over a year, as folks from various storage vendors […]

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